Our organisation is a young Football academy called DESTINY SOCCER ACADEMY (DSA) based in Enugu and established to develop grass root football in Nigeria. Established in 2016 and commenced operations late 2016, DSA has the vision to harness young football talents who will become world-class footballers, model citizens, and world leaders. This they hope to do through innovative football development programs and activities as well as educational, health, and citizenship programs meant to empower young people and strengthen families. Young and dynamic professionals drawn from the media, international development, referees association, players’ agent intermediary of the Nigerian football federation, and football administrators of international repute, set up the academy.
To promote and encourage the development of the total individual by combining football with educational/academic excellence
To use Football as a game to take young people off the crime, drugs and other social vices
To give young people the opportunity to express their talents and become top professionals
To help talented but less privileged kids in the society actualize their dreams and potentials.
To provide opportunity for young talented footballers to secure a football playing career around the world
To improve relationship between parents, guardian and their children
To promote discipline on and off the pitch
To raise awareness on Football as a professional career
Our Key business
We are specifically focused on raising young football talents within the following age categories;
Ugwum Odunze is a project management professional with many years of football experience working as a coach, referee, player, manager, and analyst. His dream for DSA is to make it the best in Africa, and one of the best in the world. He’s fully vested in developing the youth into leaders, and sees no better investment than in human resources. He’s married with 3 kids, and enjoys watching and talking sports, swimming, traveling, music, and movies
Eki George is a trained health communication specialist with over 14 years experience and a football fan. He does football commentaries on radio and has interest in developing youth football. He alongside other directors established the Destiny Soccer Academy. He comes with a lot of experience in partnership building, media and youth engagement.
George is married with five children and he loves playing football and swimming.
John Charles Chinatu
John Charles Chinatu is a marketer, trained football referee (officiated the Nigeria elite league for 14 yrs), and is married with 2 children. He’s a football analyst, physical trainer, enjoys traveling, teaching, playing football and reading. His dream and vision is that Destiny soccer academy will be competitive with other academies in America, Europe and Asia